Jason Bateman

Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American television and film actor. After appearing in several 1980s and 1990s sitcoms including Silver Spoons, It's Your Move, and The Hogan Family, Bateman came to prominence in the early 2000s for playing Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, for which he won a TV Land, a Golden Globe, and two Satellite Awards. He has since established himself in Hollywood by appearing in several films including The Kingdom, Juno, Hancock, Up in the Air, and Paul. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Bateman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Up in the Air (2009)

BrilliantAction-packedFast pacedOriginal

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

FunnyGoofyFast pacedMindless

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

Love Stinks (1999)

A movie about a relationship...that's worse than yours. Seth (Stewart), a sitcom writer-producer, meets Chelsea (Wilson), an interior decorator, at his best friend's (Bellamy) wedding. He's immediately sexually attracted to her while she's instantly attracted to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Franklin
CAST:  French Stewart  •  Bridgette Wilson  •  Bill Bellamy  •  Tyra Banks

A movie about a relationship...that's worse than yours. Seth (Stewart), a sitcom writer-producer, meets Chelsea (Wilson), an interior decorator, at his best friend's (Bellamy) wedding. He's immediately sexually attracted to her while she's instantly attracted to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Franklin
CAST:  French Stewart  •  Bridgette Wilson  •  Bill Bellamy  •  Tyra Banks

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

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Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zach Helm
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jason Bateman  •  Zach Mills  •  Jonathan Potts

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zach Helm
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jason Bateman  •  Zach Mills  •  Jonathan Potts

Necessary Roughness (1991)

When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Robert Loggia  •  Larry Miller

When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Robert Loggia  •  Larry Miller

The Promotion (2008)

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Conrad
CAST:  Seann William Scott  •  John C. Reilly  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Lili Taylor

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Conrad
CAST:  Seann William Scott  •  John C. Reilly  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Lili Taylor

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Although awkward college student Todd Howard is particularly adept at science, he's paying for school with an athletic scholarship that he will lose should he not fare well in an upcoming boxing tournament. Luckily for Todd, he has inherited the same family curse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Kim Darby  •  John Astin  •  Mark Holton

Although awkward college student Todd Howard is particularly adept at science, he's paying for school with an athletic scholarship that he will lose should he not fare well in an upcoming boxing tournament. Luckily for Todd, he has inherited the same family curse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Kim Darby  •  John Astin  •  Mark Holton

The Break-Up (2006)

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Cole Hauser

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Cole Hauser

The Kingdom (2007)

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Chris Cooper  •  Jason Bateman

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Chris Cooper  •  Jason Bateman

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the courage to let her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Christina Applegate  •  Selma Blair  •  Thomas Jane

Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the courage to let her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Christina Applegate  •  Selma Blair  •  Thomas Jane

Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Mia Farrow  •  Ron Crawford  •  Penny Balfour

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Mia Farrow  •  Ron Crawford  •  Penny Balfour

Bates Motel (1987)

Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rothstein
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Moses Gunn  •  Gregg Henry  •  Khrystyne Haje

Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rothstein
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Moses Gunn  •  Gregg Henry  •  Khrystyne Haje

The Ex (2006)

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

Smokin' Aces (2006)

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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

Horrible Bosses (2011)

FunnyEnjoyableFunMindless

For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

The Family Fang (2016)

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bateman
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Walken  •  Alexandra Wentworth

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bateman
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Walken  •  Alexandra Wentworth

Bad Words (2013)

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A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the Spelling Bee ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bateman
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Allison Janney  •  Philip Baker Hall

A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the Spelling Bee ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bateman
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Allison Janney  •  Philip Baker Hall

Disconnect (2012)

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Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Alex Rubin
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Hope Davis  •  Frank Grillo  •  Paula Patton

Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Alex Rubin
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Hope Davis  •  Frank Grillo  •  Paula Patton

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

Funny

When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Rose Byrne  •  Tina Fey  •  Jane Fonda

When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Rose Byrne  •  Tina Fey  •  Jane Fonda
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